JCC Police recover body of missing boater in Diascund Creek Reservoir

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — James City County Police have recovered the body of a missing boater following a water rescue that began Sunday afternoon.

The call came in around 5:15 p.m. for a report of an unmanned boat located in the Diascund Creek Reservoir near Richmond Road in James City County.

 Police say a 70-year-old James City County resident who had been out fishing, was identified as missing from the boat.

The search was suspended at 8 p.m. Sunday and was resumed at 8 a.m. Monday with assistance from New Kent Sheriff’s Office and Marine Sonic.

The body of the missing boater was recovered around 11:30 a.m. according to police and was transported to the Tidewater Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Reports say the boater was not wearing a life jacket when the body was discovered.

No further information is available at this time.

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